Race for students

Race for students

Do you want to be a part of an ongoing research project at NHH? We are looking for master students who are interested in being a part of and contributing to the DIG RaCE research project. You may write in English or Norwegian.



  • Effective Teams

    Effective Teams

    Teams are often used to ensure efficient deliveries and sharing of highly specialized knowledge. Globalization, modern technology and the need to solve the “grand challenges” imply an increasing reliance on cooperation within and across organizations and borders. We seek to better understand collaboration in this context. For example, how will team members react to working with an AI as a team member, how can cooperation across companies succeed?

    Contact person: Therese Egeland

  • The role executive boards in radical change and innovation

    The role executive boards in radical change and innovation

    The role of the Board of Directors (BoD) has evolved from monitoring performance, controlling the financial aspects and approving strategy to becoming increasingly involved in and responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, not the least in terms of ensuring necessary renewal of the established firm. As such, the BoD is increasingly perceived as a valuable and important change agent. This project seeks to explore how BoDs can initiate and influence strategic change, renewal and innovation, preferably driven by sustainability needs/goals. We are primarily seeking students who specialize in Strategy and Management (STR) and preferably have taken a course in strategic change and/or innovation and with an interest in qualitative case studies.

    Contact person: Inger Stensaker

  • Purpose-driven leadership

    Purpose-driven leadership

    A company’s mission has the potential to engage employees in the pursuit of goals and outcomes. Purpose-driven leadership focuses on the impact that the organization’s work has on society and others. We are interested in how purpose-driven leaders use the mission as a source to motivate employees and the challenges that they face.

    Contact person: Alexander Sandvik

  • HR for the future

    HR for the future

    We are interested in how technological and societal changes have implications for HR-activities. Digitalization and AI provide new sets of tools for managing work. Parallel, the aging population and demands for sustainable development place pressures on organizations. We are seeking students who specialize in Strategy and Management (STR) and preferably have taken a course in human resource management.  

    Contact person: Karen Olsen


Please fill out the online application form to apply to the program, where you include grade transcripts and a brief application letter (max 1 page) with information about your background, motivation to study the topic(s) of interest, preliminary research questions, and date for thesis submission.

The application deadline is 15 October 2022.

Go to the application form


  • Your advisor will be very dedicated to the topic and your work. People will be waiting to hear the results (advisor, research team and industry people)
  • We have established relationships with corporate partners and networks, so in most cases we can help you with access. Although not all topics require access. Sometimes you can write your thesis on existing data.
  • You’ll become a part of a team. A team of researchers and a team of master students. We arrange meetings for you to network, and to challenge and support each other.
  • You'll have access to up to NOK 10.000 per thesis for travelling and other expenses.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Average grade B.
  • Preference for students within the Strategy and Management (STR), International Business (INB) profiles, and Business Analysis and Performance Management (BUS).
  • Excellent communication skills. Students are expected to present their results to the research group.
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